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22 November 2011

November 20 to be Declared National Children's Day

Senator Edgado J. Angara is sponsoring Senate Bill No. 3006, based on Committee Report No. 77, which seeks to declare November 20 of each year as "National Children's Day."

National Children's Day poster

"We see street children so often that we risk being desensitized to their plight," said Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture. "We fail to recognize the violation of rights when we see it. We need to increase awareness about the urgency of protecting the rights of Filipino children."

This declaration is in commemoration of the United Nations General Assembly Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in recognition of the U.N.'s celebration of Universal Children's Day.

The National Children's Day celebration will include an annual program of activities to be prepared and implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC).

SBN 3006 is based on SBN 372 introduced by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and SEBN 2455 introduced by Senator Manny Villar. The measure is currently pending Second Reading.

Source: Philippine Senate Website


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